Alessandro Ferrari is Professor of State Laws and Religions and Comparative Law of Religions at the University of Insubria (Varese and Como) and is the present director of REDESM. He is associated member of GSRL, the CNRS Research Group Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités (Paris) and of the Unité Mixte de Recherche Droit, Religion, Entreprise et Société of the Strasbourg University and CNRS. He is member of the coordination team of the PLURIEL Network. Since 2010 he has been member of the different Councils for the relations with Islam established at the Italian Home Ministry.
His research interests focus on the legal status of Muslims in Europe, the transformation of European secularism and the religious freedom across the two Mediterranean shores.
He has been Visiting Fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program of the Harvard Law School (2019), invited Directeur d’Études at the École Pratiques des Hautes Études (2018) and Roberta Buffett Visiting Scholar at the Northwestern University (2014). His current research project concerns the development of the right to religious freedom between the two Mediterranean shores read through the prism of the legal treatment of the “Muslim headscarf.” His publications are available at the page https://www.uninsubria.it/hpp/alessandro.ferrari
Words of the Sufis. Muslim Mysticism and the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius
Author : Maurice de Fenoyl, sj Resource related to the group « Islam and society in contemporary Spain » Résumé : This compilation of Sufi texts sets in relation Saint Ignatius’ Spiritual Ex...
The challenges of religious visibility in the liberal public space
Western modernity has engaged the religious question, over the past thirty years in processes that show an increased interaction between religiosity, visibility and urban public space. At a time wh...
Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean. The pluralistic moment
The sealing of prophethood in Islam
The notion of khatm al-nubuwwa, as the end of prophethood, has emerged as a fundamental theological doctrine in Islam. From the death of Muḥammad in 632, it was at the heart of multiple controversi...
Rethinking the Muslim-Christian living together in Lebanon / Amin Elias
On the eve of the first centenary of the proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon (September 1, 1920), this intervention proposes to expose and analyse the position of Muslims in Lebanon toward...
Islam and Otherness : A Muslim theologian’s viewpoint
The Why and How of a New Theology of Religion in Islam The question of salvation The perception of the other and the perception of the self This lecture is part of the PLURIEL webinar ‘Islam &...
The view of Lebanese Islam on the other: what specificity?
Salim Daccache, Rector of Saint Joseph University since 2012. Doctor of Letters and Philosophy and in Educational Sciences. Argument: How does Lebanese Islam look at the other, the Christian, it...
The Question of Otherness in Classical Islam
Argument: How did Muslims represent the other? Here is a questioning overloaded with history, memory and narrative Islamic identity difficult to decode. Fourteen long centuries of conquests and def...